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    1810 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle, MS63
    Large Date, Large 5, BD-4 Variety

    1810 $5 Large Date, Large 5, BD-4, R.2, MS63 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State c/b. The 1810 Capped Bust Left half eagle claims a large mintage of 100,287 pieces, with four die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the BD-4 variety, identified by the large numerals in the date and the squat 5 in the denomination. The BD-4 is a relatively available variety, with a surviving population of 500-750 specimens in all grades. This variety probably accounted for the majority of the reported mintage, perhaps 75,000-90,000 pieces, all told. The BD-4 enjoys great popularity with type collectors and series specialists alike. This was the second use of the obverse die, which was used previously to strike the 1810 BD-3 variety, and the only use of the reverse die.

    The present coin is an impressive Select specimen, with sharply detailed design elements in most areas and some interesting clash marks near the date. The eagle's tail feathers, below the shield, have lost some detail, due to lapping. Some parallel die striations on the cheek were not completely struck out. The lightly abraded orange-gold surfaces retain much of their original mint luster, with outstanding eye appeal.
    From The Hutchinson Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# BFXP, Variety PCGS# 507598, Base PCGS# 8108)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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